Alfred Charles Sharpton Jr is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, television/radio talk show host and a former White House adviser who, according to 60 Minutes, became President Barack Obama’s “go-to black leader. “In 2004, he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the U.S presidential election.
He hosts his own radio talk show, Keep in’ It Real, and he makes regular guest appearances on Fox News (such as on The O’Reilly Factor), CNN, and MSNBC. In 2011,he was named the host of MSNBC’s Politics Nation, a nightly talk show. In 2015, the program was shifted to Sunday mornings.